Charges filed in shooting of Army recruiters

Charges filed in shooting of Army recruiters

Charges of capital murder and attempted capital murder are among the more than dozen counts now filed against a Tennessee man in the shooting of two Army recruiters in Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Charges of capital murder and attempted capital murder are among the more than dozen counts now filed against a Tennessee man in the shooting of two Army recruiters in Little Rock.

Abdulhakim Muhammad was charged Tuesday in the June 1 shooting death of 23-year-old Pvt. William Long and wounding of Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula (eh-ZAG'-u-la). The two were shot as they stood outside a recruiting station.

The capital murder charge allows for the possibility of the death penalty but Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Johnson declined to discuss the case.

Muhammad's attorney - James Hensley - didn't return a phone message.

Muhammad told The Associated Press in a June interview that he didn't consider the killing a murder because U.S. military action in the Middle East made the killing justified.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

 

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